Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH)

Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) Islamabad was established in 1976, under the patronage of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan. PMNH has four divisions namely Botanical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Zoological Sciences and Public Services. The first three divisions are engaged in the collection, preservation, identification and research activities related to plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals resources of Pakistan, while the latter is responsible for public education through dioramas, exhibits, lectures, workshop, seminar, posters and film shows etc. PMNH also provides consultancy and advisory services to public and private sector organizations.



  • Botanical Sciences Division (BSD)
  • Earth Sciences Divsion (ESD)
  • Zoological Sciences Division (ZSD)
  • Public Services Division (PSD)


Public education is one of the major statutory functions of PMNH for creating awareness about the conservation of natural wealth of Pakistan through various easy-to-understand and attractive displays.
Display Galleries:The PMNH has established following Display Galleries for the visitors in order to provide them information about natural history of Pakistan.
  • Virtual Orientation Gallery
  • Bio Gallery
  • Tethys Gallery
  • Gemstones Gallery
  • Eco Gallery
  • Palaeo Gallery